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The Resource No ashes in the fire : coming of age black and free in America, Darnell L. Moore

No ashes in the fire : coming of age black and free in America, Darnell L. Moore

Label
No ashes in the fire : coming of age black and free in America
Title
No ashes in the fire
Title remainder
coming of age black and free in America
Statement of responsibility
Darnell L. Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Darnell L. Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire as he was walking home from school. Darnell was tall and awkward and constantly bullied for being gay. That afternoon, one of the boys doused him with gasoline and tried lighting a match. It was too windy, and luckily Darnell's aunt arrived in time to grab Darnell and pull him to safety. It was not the last time he would face death. What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, poor, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? How do they learn to live, love, and grow up? Darnell was raised in Camden, NJ, the son of two teenagers on welfare struggling to make ends meet. He explored his sexuality during the height of the AIDS epidemic, when being gay was a death sentence. He was beaten down and ignored by white and black America, by his school, and even his church, the supposed place of sanctuary. He made it out, but as he quickly learned, escaping Camden, escaping poverty, and coming out do not guarantee you freedom. It wasn't until Darnell was pushed into the spotlight at a Newark rally after the murder of a young queer woman that he found his voice and his calling. He became a leading organizer with Black Lives Matter, a movement that recognized him and insisted that his life mattered. In recovering the beauty, joy, and love in his own life, No Ashes in the Fire gives voice to the rich, varied experiences of all those who survive on the edges of the margins. In the process, he offers a path toward liberation"--
Summary
The editor-at-large of CASSIUS and original Black Lives Matter organizer describes his own direct experiences with prejudice, violence and repression; his search for intimacy in the gay neighborhoods of his youth and his participation in key civil movements where he found his calling as an advocate on behalf of society's marginalized people
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography, 2019.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10665330
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Darnell L.
Dewey number
306.76/6208996073
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ76.27.A37
LC item number
M66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moore, Darnell L
  • African American gay men
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
coming of age black and free in America
Label
No ashes in the fire : coming of age black and free in America, Darnell L. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Passage -- Ripples -- Magic -- Touch -- Run -- Unbecoming -- Return -- Lessons
Control code
1950718
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781568589480
Lccn
2017046505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568589480
  • (OCoLC)1003307762
Label
No ashes in the fire : coming of age black and free in America, Darnell L. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Passage -- Ripples -- Magic -- Touch -- Run -- Unbecoming -- Return -- Lessons
Control code
1950718
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781568589480
Lccn
2017046505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781568589480
  • (OCoLC)1003307762

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